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BYD Debuts Yuan UP with a Range of Up to 401 Km & Smaller Than Atto 3

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BYD's compact electric SUV, Yuan UP, debuts with a sleek design, advanced features, and a range of up to 401 km.

BYD Debuts Yuan UP with a Range of Up to 401 Km & Smaller Than Atto 3

Key Highlights

  • BYD Yuan UP, a compact electric SUV, debuts in China.
  • Positioned above Atto 3, it's smaller and likely Atto 2 in Europe.
  • Stylish design with black grille, wide headlights, and unique features.
  • Powered by BYD's 3rd gen e-Platform 3.0 EV skateboard.
  • Two battery choices: 32 kWh or 45.1 kWh, offering a range of up to 401 km.
  • Front-wheel-drive layout with a front-mounted single electric motor.
  • Power configurations range from 94 bhp to 174 bhp.
  • Holds potential for the Indian market, adding to the country's growing electric car scene.

The electric vehicle market in India is experiencing a surge in sales, drawing the attention of global automakers. Among them, BYD, one of the world's leading electric car manufacturers, has recently introduced its latest creation, the BYD Yuan UP. Approved in China as Yuan Up, this electric vehicle holds the potential to make a significant impact in the Indian market.

BYD Yuan UP Debuts In China

The Yuan UP, positioned above the Dolphin hatchback and Atto 3 SUV (sold as Yuan Plus in China), marks BYD's latest entry into the electric vehicle segment. Smaller than its counterpart Atto 3, which is already available in India, the Yuan UP is expected to be launched in Europe as the Atto 2.

BYD Expanding Electric Lineup in India

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BYD Debuts Yuan UP with a Range of Up to 401 Km & Smaller Than Atto 3

BYD has already made its mark in the Indian electric car market with the launch of the Atto 3. The compact electric SUV, Atto 2, is anticipated to follow suit. With dimensions measuring 4,310 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width, and 1,675 mm in height, Atto 2 will offer a compelling option in the mid-size electric SUV category. If introduced in India, it will compete directly with the MG ZS EV and upcoming models like the Tata Curvv EV, Maruti Suzuki eVX, Mahindra BE.05, and possibly others.

Stylish Design and Noteworthy Features

BYD Debuts Yuan UP with a Range of Up to 401 Km & Smaller Than Atto 3

The design of the BYD Atto 2 showcases a black closed grille in the front fascia, flanked by sleek and wide headlights. The lower bumper features two silver lines, creating a striking contrast with the black cladding. The body cladding runs along the length and width of the car, with aerodynamically shaped wheels and a front-right side charging socket.

BYD Debuts Yuan UP with a Range of Up to 401 Km & Smaller Than Atto 3

The rear design boasts infinity loop LED tail lights, connected to add a touch of drama. A sporty roof-mounted spoiler design reminiscent of the Nissan Magnite, pull-up style door handles, and a distinctive crystal gear selector contribute to the overall appeal. Interior images reveal a slightly toned-down version of the Atto 3's dashboard, featuring a 12.8-inch rotatable touchscreen infotainment screen, an 8.8-inch instrument screen, and perforated leatherette seats.

Powerful Performance and Battery Choices

BYD Debuts Yuan UP with a Range of Up to 401 Km & Smaller Than Atto 3

Positioned on BYD's 3rd gen e-Platform 3.0 EV skateboard, the Atto 2 (Yuan Up in China) offers two battery choices – 32 kWh or 45.1 kWh. According to China's CLTC test cycles, the 32 kWh unit provides a range of 187 miles (301 km), while the larger 45.1 kWh unit boasts an impressive range of 249 miles (401 km). The vehicle features a front-mounted single electric motor for a front-wheel-drive (FWD) layout, with power configurations ranging from a 94 bhp electric motor for lower trims to 174 electric horses for higher-end models. The kerb weight of the BYD Atto 2 varies between 1,430 kg and 1,540 kg, depending on battery and motor configurations.

Global Expansion Plans

BYD Debuts Yuan UP with a Range of Up to 401 Km & Smaller Than Atto 3

While BYD is set to launch the Atto 2 in Europe this year, there remains a possibility of the electric SUV reaching Indian shores. In Europe, the Atto 2 will face competition from models like Mini Aceman, Jeep Avenger, Volkswagen ID 2X, Smart #5 SUV, and several others.

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As the electric vehicle revolution gains momentum, BYD's latest offering holds promise for Indian consumers, providing them with a stylish and technologically advanced option in the growing electric car market.

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